The Importance Of Parents On Social Development

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Parents are a primary source of children’s social development. Select TWO of the topics covered since the midterm (e.g., morality/pro-social behaviours, gender, race and ethnicity, schools, culture, sexualization of girls, impact of stress, internalizing problems [e.g., social anxiety, low self-esteem/depression], impact of participation in sports, influence of gender on academic/career choices, child maltreatment, and risk and resilience) and discuss how parents influence their children’s social development within these various domains. Be sure to back up your findings with research presented in the course.
Peers, media, and society all contribute to a child’s social development. However, the most important and influential source is the child’s
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What are the advantages and disadvantages for children who are placed in them? Describe a real-life experience regarding kids in a child care center and your thoughts on them.
In terms of child rearing parents typically have two options, day care or parental care. Day care is any form of regular, non-maternal care including arrangements with relatives, care provided by a nanny, care with a group of unrelated children in a care-providers home, and center-based care (Underwood, 2016). Social development during early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence depends on the quality of care, the type of care, and the amount of time spent in care. This paper will examine the advantages and disadvantages of day care, and the benefits it has on social
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Children who attend day care are more likely at the age of 4 to have more behavioural problems, such as, disobedience and aggression (Lowry, 2016). Children also tend to have negative emotions and behaviours when their parent or guardian left them. Some, however, did have less separation anxiety (Lowry, 2016). Children also displayed more aggression and noncompliance, from spending a lot of time with other peers and away from parents. Children who regularly spent ten or more hours per week in day care tended to be more argumentative, disobedient and unruly when they attended elementary school (Banks, 2016). Children who spent more hours in day care during their early years is associated with less social competence and cooperation, more problem behaviours, negative mood, aggression and conflict (Family Facts, 2015).
Ultimately, child care is an important aspect in children’s life. It is crucial that parents investigate child care centers that their child may attend. As mentioned before, higher quality care has more positive effects, while lower quality care has more negative effects. Parents can play a role in improving their child’s experience by: sharing more information with the caregiver, practicing less authoritarian parenting styles, and being involved and interested (Underwood,

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